Posted: Apr 18, 2013 1:57 PM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 18, 2013 1:57 PM
LOCKWOOD - Multiple people were killed in a Lockwood mobile home fire on Thursday morning.
According to Captain Bill Michaelis of the Yellowstone Sheriff's Office, the deceased occupants were found inside the home on Hemlock Drive.
Lockwood Fire & Rescue extinguished the fire at 206 Hemlock Drive at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
When firefighters arrived at 4:18 a.m., they found smoke and flames coming from the north side of a single-wide mobile home, according to Lockwood Fire Chief William Rash.
Rash's report says the firefighters entered the home and had the flames under control within 10 minutes. They responded with two engines, one ladder truck, one ambulance, one support vehicle, one command vehicle and 17 firefighters.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said his office is obtaining a search warrant to conduct an investigation. He said it is a fairly common practice when the county takes over a fire investigation.
"There was information that there were occupants inside the home at the time of the fire," he said. "But further information is unknown."
NorthWestern Energy also responded.
The initial fire department report says the building "sustained extensive damage" and no firefighters were injured. The initial report has no information on the identities of the owner, occupants, or insurance information. It also said firefighters were advised that it was unknown if anyone was inside the home.